“Glamour” magazine has announced its Women of the Year honorees . . . and they include Olympian Simone Biles, Gwen Stefani, Zendaya . . . and BONO.
Okay, technically, he’s a Man of the Year . . . but it’s the first time they’ve honored one along with their Women of the Year.
The editor of the magazine said, quote, “We’ve talked for years about whether to honor a man at Women of the Year and we’ve always kind of put the kibosh on it.
“You know, men get a lot of awards and aren’t exactly hurting in the celebration and honors department.
“But it started to seem that that might be an outdated way of looking at things, and there are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys.”
Bono released a statement TOTALLY selling out his gender: Quote, “We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions.”
The rest of the honorees also include plus size model Ashley Graham . . . #BlackLivesMatter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi . . . and Nadia Murad, an Iraqi woman who stood up to ISIS.
If you watched the summer 2016 Olympics, then you know why @simonebiles is a Glamour Woman of the Year. Already entering the games as the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history, Biles went on to win 5 more medals. But her athleticism isn’t the only thing that makes her a tough powerhouse—her mental strength under immense pressure is equally as impressive. “I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” #GlamourWOTY #shattertheceiling (📸: @markseliger)
Introducing Glamour’s first-ever Man of the Year, Bono! Fun fact about the @u2 front man: Bono cofounded the organization @onecampaign, which has helped get lifesaving AIDS drugs to millions of people in Africa. Through ONE, Bono helped launched the Poverty Is Sexist campaign aimed toward helping women who survive on less than $2 a day. In his eyes, powerful men can, and should, take on more deep-rooted issues. “We can do much more than we think we can. Leaders are accountable to all of us. If they don’t support women and girls, vote them out of office.” #GlamourWOTY #shattertheceiling (📸: @samjonespictures)
@theashleygraham has paved the way for a new wave of models taking over the fashion industry. The Glamour Woman of the Year was the first size-16 model to land the cover of @si_swimsuit back in February, bringing size acceptance into mainstream culture. Her deepest wish for young girls today? “I hope they look in the mirror and say, ‘I am beautiful.’ When you do that, it’s a whole other ball game.” #GlamourWOTY #shattertheceiling (📸: @miguelreveriego)